The David McWilliams Podcast
There's great dryin' in that wind!
Season 2, Ep. 242
Economics is energy and energy is economics. Imagine a country blessed with renewable energy, able to power itself and export electricity, faced with the opportunity to completely transform its economy and society and contribute positively to eliminating carbon emissions? That country is Ireland; and outcrop in the north Atlantic buffeted by maritime winds. When Mammy said there's great drying in that wind, she was talking about the transformative opportunity that living in a constant gale affords. Are we going to seize the wind energy chance or are we going to blow it? Listen and find out.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
The Coming Great Crash?
Season 2023, Ep. 40
They say that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. Today’s discussion is all about what we can take from history as we navigate this slow grinding bank crisis, many years of easy money and still elevated asset prices - all in a time of rising, not falling interest rates
Thursday, May 18, 2023
This is the most important week in the Ukraine war - and global geo-politics as a whole
Season 2023, Ep. 39
The counter-offensive might be underway but the outcomes are still very much up in the air. Let’s look at what’s going on and how the outcomes in Ukraine will ripple across the world
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
A Coming US Default?
Season 2023, Ep. 38
Is the US about to manufacture a debt crisis? Don't rule it out. There are enough nut-jobs knocking around Capitol Hill for whom shutting down government is a victory not a catastrophe. And once we’re finished with the Lunes on the Hill, we explains what any Irish sovereign wealth fund (PS: we’re delighted the government is listening to our ideas!) ought to be focussed on. Incidentally, paying down debt is actually the worst use of money possible.